Ansty, nr Salisbury, Wiltshire
Visiting: This crop circle was to the public and is located at Ansty Farm, access is via the farm shop for £5 which includes a drink. Opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 9:30am – 5:30pm – Sundays & Mondays 10:00am – 4:00pm – more information at: anstypyo.co.uk. Monies collected are being donated to Air Ambulance & Stars Appeal. We hear this circle has now been harvested.
The formation is simply huge, measuring approximately 450ft in diameter and it all but fills the small field in which it appeared. It is a very elaborate design incorporating, leaves, inter-woven circles and much more. The crop is very mature wheat. We flew over this formation several days after its appearance and the design was holding up very well even after a raft of visitors. We flew early in morning and as its often the case in mid-late August there was a striking heat inversion clearly visible in the atmosphere which only added the the ambience of the flight.
As you might imagine, this crop circle has courted some pretty intense controversy with opinion split as to its origins. The design bears a striking resemblance to a logo for American company ‘Mothership Glass’ which makes hand blown glass products. On the other hand, the farmer, his staff and neighbours deny all knowledge of the crop circle until the 12th of August when it was reported and deny that they have been paid or given permission for the crop circle to be made. They also deny seeing anyone in the field at all – which is very near the farm buildings. To be clear, the crop circle is not an exact replica of the Mothership Glass logo, there are several notable differences.
For more on this amazing and provocative formation we would like to direct you to several well written blogs…
FYI: This formation features in our 2016 Crop Circle Photo Box-Set and you can see a section of 10 x 15 inch Photo Enlargements from this season here and 20 x 30 inch Photo Enlargements here. This formation also features in our Crop Circle Calendar 2017 and our Crop Circle Year Book 2016. Every sale helps us continue our work.
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NOTE: Some of the images below are beautiful landscape scenes. Click on each image to enlarge them and see the whole picture. As of 24th of August 2016 we have added in a whole series of ground and pole shots to the gallery below showing the detail inside this formation.
There is a twenty-fold element to this design – 20 glyphs, 20 curves around the outside of the perimeter of the circle. There is also an obvious six-fold element too, with the flower-of-life circles in the centre. The leaves and petals could be said to be six-fold too.
How on earth would one begin to even draw this on paper?! This is one for the long winter months – check back for updates as I have them!